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Fri May 10, 2019, 11:40 AM

Rick Scott calls for US military intervention in Venezuela.

Scott wrote this op-ed in today's Washington Post

Rick Scott: U.S. military action in Venezuela may become a necessity

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/rick-scott-us-military-action-in-venezuela-may-become-a-necessity/2019/05/09/0d49a480-72a9-11e9-9f06-5fc2ee80027a_story.html

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But, as I said, it is not the United States’ job to send our young men and women into harm’s way to right all of the world’s wrongs. So even if you conclude that the above list of facts does not justify the intervention of the United States, there is a massive and far-reaching problem I haven’t mentioned yet: our own self-interest.

Venezuela is in our hemisphere. Russian troops are already in Venezuela.

Do you think it would be in our national interest to allow the Russians — or the Cubans, the Iranians or Chinese — to install military bases there? Naval ports? Should we allow Hezbollah to roam free?

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Scott cites the Monroe Doctrine, saying that foreign bad actors must not be allowed to colonize the Americas. He concludes, "I respect those who are cautious about the dangers of military intervention. I am generally among them. But it’s time to also acknowledge that inaction can be an equally dangerous course, if not more so."

See also: Rick Scott wants the U.S. Navy to block Cuba and Venezuela’s oil trade (Miami Herald)

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Reply Rick Scott calls for US military intervention in Venezuela. (Original post)
Eugene May 2019 OP
ProudMNDemocrat May 2019 #1
watoos May 2019 #2
TheRealNorth May 2019 #3
Submariner May 2019 #4
mitch96 May 2019 #5
JI7 May 2019 #6
lpbk2713 May 2019 #7
Raven May 2019 #8
Takket May 2019 #9
spanone May 2019 #10
juxtaposed May 2019 #11
Wounded Bear May 2019 #12
walkingman May 2019 #13
gratuitous May 2019 #14

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:46 AM

1. Then you go fight, Ricky.....

This is NOT our fight.

No more stupid wars.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. Scott must not have been on the conference call

 

between Trump and Putin.

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:19 PM

3. Ricky

Has to pay lip service to the Cuban emigrees

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:34 PM

4. Red Tide Rick is taking time out from ruining the environment

and stealing medicare funds to try and start a war. What a nice person.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:48 PM

5. This rich prick has no problem sending our kids to die for his "politics".... nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

6. Putin says No

GOP party boss says no

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

7. Rick Scott is a thief and a liar.



I would be inclined to do the opposite of anything he says.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 01:15 PM

8. What about Russians in our voting booths, Rick?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 01:25 PM

9. The irony of any rethug using Russia as an excuse for military action if OFF THE CHARTS

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

10. You mean the guy who ran HCA and defrauded Medicare? that guy?

Fuck Him

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 02:10 PM

11. Rick Scott is a fucking dickhead

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 02:52 PM

12. Send in the Florida National Guard...

oh wait, you're not governor any more. Guess you have to just chirp from your senate seat.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 03:27 PM

13. War Monger

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 03:30 PM

14. It's a good thing war doesn't cost anything

So we won't have to raise taxes on anyone (at least not anyone with Rick Scott money) to pay for yet another open-ended foreign invasion and occupation with no clear goal.

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